Barcelona worried over the form of Tottenham target Raphinha since his return from injury
As Raphinha navigates a challenging start to the season with Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur find themselves monitoring the situation closely, contemplating a potential move for the Brazilian winger.
The twists and turns of Raphinha’s early campaign with the Blaugrana have raised eyebrows, sparking speculation about his future at the Catalan club.
The Brazilian’s season got off to a rocky start, receiving a red card in the match against Getafe for an unnecessary elbow, leading to a subsequent two-match suspension. Adding to the setbacks, Raphinha suffered a femoral bicep injury in the game against Sevilla, sidelining him for a month and a half and causing him to miss four crucial matches. Even upon his return, the winger has struggled to recapture the form that made him a key asset for Barcelona.
Owing to that, Barcelona stand at a crossroads when it comes to Raphinha. According to AS, with the Catalan giants supposedly ‘worried’ over the 26-year-old’s form, they could potentially part ways with the player, with Tottenham lurking over the situation.
The emergence of Lamine Yamal and Ferran Torres’ impressive performances have added to Raphinha’s challenges, limiting his opportunities and impacting his comfort on the right wing.
While Barcelona may currently view this as an unlikely scenario, the fluid nature of football and the financial considerations of the club could alter the landscape.
For Tottenham, the prospect of bringing Raphinha into the fold offers exciting possibilities. Under the stewardship of manager Ange Postecoglou, who values attacking flair and creativity, Raphinha could find the ideal platform to reignite his career.
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The move would not only provide the Brazilian with a fresh start but also offer Postecoglou additional options and depth in the attacking department. Dejan Kulusevski alongside Brennan Johnson are among our current options on the right wing, but the latter has shown excellent progress on the other flank as well, so we could see Rapinha and Deki fight for a place in the XI.
The twists of the transfer market are unpredictable, and Spurs could be well-placed to capitalize on a player looking to rediscover his magic in the vibrant atmosphere of the Premier League coupled with Barcelona’s financial struggles.